WHAT: 651 ARTS Celebrates 15 Years of Theater, Dance, Humanities, and Music Programming with Brooklyn Sounds Series Featuring Angélique Kidjo.
In just 15 years, 651 ARTS has grown from a neighborhood concert presenter to an internationally renowned arts institution benefiting audiences, artists, and organizations far beyond its Brooklyn home base. 651s artistry spans cultures from Cuba to Trinidad, Senegal to South Africa, Brooklyn to Brazil and back. Brooklyn Sounds is a music series featuring Brooklyns rising musicians.
WHEN: April 29, 2004, 8pm
WHERE: BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St (between Rockwell Pl and Ashland Pl) Tickets are $35, $25, $20 and can be purchased by phone at 718.636.4100 or at www.651ARTS.org.
WHO: Three-time Grammy nominee Angélique Kidjo is not only one of the spunkiest, most electrifying performers in the pop world today, but she's also one of its most forward and creative thinkers, an artist whose mission has been to explore the relationships of diverse musical cultures. While she has steeped her music in the tribal and pop rhythms of her West African heritage, the Benin-born, Paris/Brooklyn-based Kidjo has crossed musical boundaries by blending a variety of styles, including funk, salsa, jazz, rumba, soul and makossa.
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